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gek1701 November 08, 2013
Great shot! Never seen anything like this.
 
dougkamm January 22, 2014
Cool shot!
 
WyoGalPhotography February 05, 2014
Congrats! Very well deserved - excellent photo!!
 
drakkardarkblade February 05, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
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Rl1956 February 05, 2014
outstanding capture, congrats
 
ArtQ February 06, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
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DorisSeybold January 02, 2016
Fantastic!!!
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AdirahsEyes Sep 12
Such a great POV. Love the grit and texture of the foreground
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bobbytaylor71 Sep 12
Outstanding creative capture ... Is this called "The Diamond", where tracks intersect like this? ... Congrats on your awards, well done.
 
Outstanding!
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Me thinks this more creative than the drone shot that won. Nicely done.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken while walking along the tracks just outside of Taylor, TX.
Time
I took this photo just after sunrise. I had been walking around the outskirts of town for about 30 minutes when I came upon this spot.
Lighting
I used natural lighting when exposing the shot.
Equipment
This was taken with a Nikon D700 handheld with no flash.
Inspiration
The crossing of the two rail lines in relation to the rising sun really caught my eye.
Editing
The photo is a 3 exposure HDR composite using Photomatrix Pro. I also used photoshop to kick up the lighting.
In my camera bag
I used to have my Nikon D700 and my 24-70 f2.8 lens, but now I carry a Sony a6000 and a Sony 18-200 lens
Feedback
You have to get out of bed early. Sometimes you'll find a shot, but lighting is not right. Your chances of good lighting are better in the mornings and in Texas, it's cooler in the mornings as well. The best photos I have taken usually occur when it is quiet. Walking for me helps me to clear my mind and also allows my eye to find diamonds in the rough that I would otherwise be too distracted to see.

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